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gun violence in this country. today, the path for change was paved. president obama announced proposals for sweeping reforms to gun laws in this country in the wake of the horror at sandyhook elementary, it's gut check time for america. >> this is our first task as a soet. keeping our children safe. this is how we will be judged. >> horrible gun violence is not isolated to one cold december day in connecticut. every day wasted leads to more lost lives. >> keeping our children safe. precious children and six brave adults were violently taken from us at sandyhook, elementary. more than 900 of our fellow americans have reportedly died at the enof a gun. 900 in the past month. and every day we wait, that number will keep going. >> over the past month, vice president joe biden and his task force is met with 229 groups from around the country. biden's task force provided a road map for the long drive ahead. >> while there is no law or set of laws that can prevent every senseless act of violence completely, no piece of legislation that will prevent every tragedy, every act of evil. i
-- president obama provides the leadership here. president obama's network, across this country, grassroots individuals are much more powerful than the individual lobby. we need to pass common sense legislation to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and those who shouldn't be carrying a gun. so that's the common sense nature of this. it's not about infringing upon the second amendment. it's about making sure that gun owners are responsible gun owners and we're not giving guns to criminals. the second amendment doesn't apply to regulations on other types of weapons, like weapons of war, assault weapons. so the argument is not going to stand up. we have to make sure the american people know what the argument is. that we need to keep our kids safe. we need to keep our guns out of the hands of criminals. >> what about the president now? i know he was all out and got after it big time. and now he says he's going to give this everything he's got. what does that mean to you? i mean, is he going to go out on the road? is he going to really take the case to the american people really going after
should provide the leadership for state legislators throughout the country. president obama may be restricted in terms of what he can do by executive order but we are anxious to see what can be implemented by the executive branch and to realize that america, this is more in terms of common sense. when we have something that is hurting our children so much and killing youngsters around the country, it is time for all of the groups to come together and not to argue with each other because this is not constitutional rights. this is common sense. we know that those people that incorporated the right to bear arms was not talking about the slaughter of children that's happened in newtown, connecticut. so i am so sorry to see that the state legislator there that spoke earlier has made this a personal political issue, but i'm so proud that new york state has moved forward. >> if you're proud of what new york has done, obviously there's not going to be any perfect policy or perfect law that everybody's going to agree on from both sides saying that this is key perfection but do you think
♪ >>> coming up, as president obama second inauguration approaches, religious voices on the mood of the country and the outlook for the next four years. >>> and bob faw reports on the shameful history of lynching in america, and african americans who found ways to forgive. >>> major funding for "religion and ethics news weekly" provided by the indianapolis based family foundation dedicated to religion, community development and education. additional funding also provided by mutual of america, designing customized, individual and group retirement products. that's why we're your retirement company. the jane henson foundation. and the corporation for public broadcasting. welcome, i'm bob abernethy. it's good to have you with us. final preparations are underway in washington, d.c., for the second inauguration of barack obama, taking place on monday, martin luther king, jr. day. the benediction will now be given by the reverend luis leon of st. john's episcopal church, where the obamas sometimes attend services. leon replaces evangelical pastor louie giglio, who bowed out after contro
the country and around the globe. seven americans taken hostage by terrorist yesterday in algeria. things getting scary in that part of the world. here at home, poor president obama can't win for losing. yesterday he was slammed by critics for inviting four kids from around the country to join him on stage as he talked about his proposals for gun control. in other words it's okay to mow down 20 first graders in newtown, connecticut but it's not okay to invite four kids to the white house to talk about how to keep them safe from guns. these people are nuts! all right. more about that and a whole lot more. but first here we go. the latest, today's current news update lisa ferguson standing by out in los angeles. early good morning to you lisa. >> hey bill. good morning everyone. 23 executive actions and a big to do list for congress all in the works now after president obama's announcement yesterday on the future of gun control. not surprisingly, not everyone so keen on what the president had to say yesterday. some republican state legislators have their own plan and that is to secede from
.s. credit rating as the debate intensifies over the raising the country's debt ceiling. our credit limit. fitch, a leading credit ratings agency says the u.s. could lose its top rating if this issue is not resolved. there are some who believe that president obama was sending a signal in yesterday's news conference that he might have to use what some are calling the constitutional option as an end around congress, when it comes to this debt limit issue. the president suggesting if congress does not want to raise the debt ceiling, he could. >> what i'm saying to you is that there's no simpler solution, no ready, credible solution other than congress either give me the authority to raise the debt ceiling or exercise the responsibility that they have kept for themselves and raise the debt ceiling because this is about paying your bills. everybody, everybody here understands this. i mean, this is not a complicated concept. you don't go out to dinner and then, you know, eat all you want and then leave without paying the check. and if you do, you're breaking the law. >> megyn: jonna spilbor is
in this country. president obama is considering executive action to push through some new gun control proposals that would be very controversial. breaking details on the way. [ male announcer ] there's a story behind the silver of philadelphia cream cheese. it always begins with fresh, local milk, blended with real wholesome cream. going fresh from the farm, to our fridge, in just six days. because we believe in fresh taste. that's the way we set the standard for intensely rich, luscious flavor. so our story of fresh taste always ends... deliciously. when it comes to taste, philadelphia sets the standard. living with moderate to semeans living with pain.is it could also mean living with joint damage. humira, adalimumab, can help treat more than just the pain. for many adults, humira is clinically proven to help relieve pain and stop further joint damage. humira can lower your abilitto fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal events, such as infections, lymphoma, or other types of cancer, have happened. blood, liver and nervous system problems, serious allergic reaction
with nermeen shaikh. >> welcome to all our listeners and viewers from around the country and around the world. president obama is set to propose sweeping new gun restrictions today in an effort to curb gun violence one month after the newtown school massacre. obama will reportedly call for a ban on assault weapons, a ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines, and expanded background checks for gun buyers. white house press secretary jay carney spoke on tuesday. >> the president and vice president will hold in event here at the white house to unveil a package of concrete proposals to reduce gun violence and prevent future tragedies like the ones in newtown, connecticut. they will be joined by children from around the country who wrote the president letters in the wake of that tragedy, expressing their concerns about gun violence and school safety along with their parents. >> obama's proposal is said to include 19 separate steps he could take through executive action. other aspects of the deal would have to go through congress. meanwhile, new york governor andrew cuomo has signed what is being
of this country. and who did president obama pick? not one but two women. long after he's gone out of the white house those two women, those two appointees will be there. so this conversation about the president not being in support of diversity, the same person who pushed forward the overturning of don't ask, don't tell which affected, by the way, more women than men and more black women than white women, it's just -- to me it's just a silly conversation to be having. >> lz, anna, we have to leave it there. thanks for joining us. >>> here is something that may prompt you to take a deeper breath. look at this. how do you even function with this kind of pollution? we're going to tell you where that is next. this week get a bonus $15 itunes gift card with any qualifying $75 ink purchase. find thousands of big deals now... at officemax. i've got two tickets to paradise!l set? pack your bags, we'll leave tonight. black women than white women, this kind of pollution? no four. remember? whoooa whooaa whooo! you know ronny, folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. and h
in our cities all across the country. i want to say that president barack obama has shown great leadership, put out bold ideas. it is time for congress to act boldly as well. and are glad to take any questions. >> the republicans on capitol hill are saying the oppose this agenda. senator rubio says nothing the president has proposed would have stopped the massacre at sandy hook and the agenda is to take away second amendment rights. how you respond to that and what you think about the political challenges ahead? >> the senator is just wrong. no one is talking bout, including president obama, taking anyone's second amendment rights away. if he had listened to the president's speech, he would know that. there have been no actions by the president that give any validity to that. if the gentleman just want to be opposed for the sake of being opposed and ignore the facts, i generally do not argue with people in gate into that kind of irresponsible behavior. -- who engage in that kind of irresponsible behavior. >> there are people out there tried to take a serious look at helping poli
as news warrants, thank you very much. kelly. >> kelly: a huge show of support today across the country, but the second amendment days after president obama laid out some of the most aggressive gun control proposals in decades and holding rallies for what is being called national gun appreciation day. catherine herridge is at clark brothers gun in virginia with more. how are you? >> welcome to warrington, virginia, clark brothers, where you'll find in the parking lot, it's packed this morning and also the range behind me, got a fairly significant wait. some gun owners we spoke to today said they'd come specifically to mark gun appreciation day and they say to recognize the sankty of the second amendment. they believe in responsible gun ownership and the president is targeting the wrong people. >> i don't think it addressed anything close to what the real problem is. trying to outlaw certain black guns because they're black guns, large rounds of ammunition, isn't going to do anything to stop those monsters. >> reporter: well, we can it will you today is how many gun shops and gun ranges
makeup of the country? >> i know barack obama. i trust him. i know that our president has -- not only house, but will continue to promote the cabinet that looks like america, that is balanced gender-wise, that is reflective of the changing face of america. i have no doubt in my mind that when it is all said and done that will be the case. this is the guy who signed the lilly ledbetter act and has stood not just for equal pay for women, but has always stood for the notion that when you open up the door for one of was, you open up the door for all of us i expect -- for all of us. i expect to see that reflected in his cabinet. >> has the white house or any administration circuit -- started to approach you about becoming a member of the cabinet? >> like the governor question, a question that has been asked and answered in the past, i will just say that as i said yesterday, i expect to be in washington quite frequently over the next few months with my work for the u.s. conference of mayors and the issues i have mentioned. i do not care toyesterday commey future job. i am focused on the job
tragedy in newtown, president obama spoke to the country and he asked us are we doing enough to protect our children? the answer he admitted is no. that must change. that is why we are here today. today's hearing we will hear from people who deal with the effects of gun violence every day. the wide range of experience will facilitate a discussion on common sense and constructive steps we must take to ensure these tragedies will never happen again. i've a letter from the teachers of newtown which i will enter into the record. i will share with you one sentence it reed, in our schools we ensure the schools have the right balance to ensure they are safe. we have to make sure schools do not become fortresses. we have to find and maintain this balance between safety and learning. as we move forward during this difficult time collaboration, communes case and experience of all of members of our community, teachers, law enforcement, and the affected families will work to make our schools safer, stronger, and more united. that's why we're here today to prevent another sandy hook. we all have to
do -- not what your country can do for you, but what you can do per your country. they whereabouts the biggest lines at the time. but over time, they became important. how important is it for barack obama to find that one line that is important to his approach of governing? >> i hope he's not thinking about that. i think he is not. a line is a sentence and a sentence is a thought. it only lasts and breaks through and has meaning if it is a real thought. writing is thinking. when you can listen to a speech and hear the thinking, then that's a real document, you know? you can't just write lines. never try to do that. >> last time around, it was under 20 minutes, which was good, people approach brevity, especially on a cold day. we will see how long it is this time. >> the president has stepped into his second term in an intimate setting inside the white house. the inauguration is supposed to bring the nation together. but it is no secret that the country is politically divided, perhaps more than ever before. let's get some perspective from our political experts, karl rove in new york
it would take away from the civil rights fight that was gripping the country. >>> the band practices "hale to the chief" today for president obama's inauguration a week from tomorrow. ♪ >> there is the president now. >> it was a rehearsal with hundreds of band members, military personnel, media, and law enforcement taking part. they used stand-ins right there for the president and the first lady. meanwhile, the military is getting ready to make sure everyone stays safe. >> on the morning of the inauguration, the biggest movement you'll see is the pentagon south parking lot where they will screen all of the buses and 10,000 total parade participants. >>> washington, d.c., expecting hundreds of thousands of people for the inauguration. it starts next sunday morning and will lead up to the official swearing in of the president for his second term on monday all the way through the official inaugural balls monday night. >>> now to the big stories in the week ahead. from the white house to wall street our correspondents tell you what you need to know. we begin tonight with the president's plan
, president obama spoke to the country and he asked us, are we doing enough to protect our children? the answer he admitted is no. and that must change. that is why we are here today. in today's hearing we'll hear from people who deal with the effects of gun violence every day. the wide range of experience and expertise from these panelists will facilitate a discussion on a commonsense and constructive step that we must take to ensure these sorts of tragedies will never happen again. i have a letter from the teachers of newtown which i will enter into the record but i will just share with you one sentence and it reads in our schools, we need to strike the right balance to ensure that schools are nurturing while also safe. and we need to strike the right balance so that schools do not become armed fortresses where kids are unable to be kids. the voice of educators is critical to ensuring that we find and maintain this balance between safety and learning. as we move forward during this difficult time, collaboration, communication, valuing the voice and experience of all the members of
, nothing president obama did would change that. >> i believe chicago already has very strict gun laws and we have, like, one of the highest crime rates in the country. so how is this going to solve anything? >> reporter: the national gun debate was reignited last month by adam lanza's shooting rampage in newtown, connecticut where the mother of 6-year-old victim noah pozner wants a balanced approach on guns. >> people who want to own firearms responsibly have nothing to fear. they should welcome it. because that way guns won't be given a bad name. they'll -- they may have a place in society. but they have a place in the right hands, not in the wrong hands. >> thank you. >> reporter: after mr. obama spoke, there were other voices. in las vegas. >> i think as citizens we should be very concerned about our rights. >> reporter: and on twitter. "we must do something to protect our kids." "let's be honest. criminals who want guns will get guns." a recent pew research center poll found overwhelming support for closing the so-called gun show loophole, requiring background checks for all gun p
have got in america very few unifying ceremonies and we are in a political system and a country that in certain ways is more fractured than ever. here's one opportunity you wouldn't want to miss. the other thing is that i think we forget sometimes what it was like when barack obama came in. you know, the banking system and the economy were both falling apart, two wars were going on, not doing well, other problems. he didn't have the luxury that most presidents have to come in and say these are the four things i think are important to achieve to take the country forward. so in a way we should get more of an idea from this speech of who he is, what he wants to do than we did the first time. >> what do you expect, james, to be addressed tomorrow? >> well, i think it will be very hopeful and i think that there will be more policy sort of subtly laden in this speech about what the secretary needs to be. i think there will be stuff in there about commonsense gun safety, about immigration reform, the things i think this immigration wants to really try to get done in a second term. i ag
wall? >> i do. i do but i feel somewhat the way i would think obama or jesse jackson would feel, the face of gun violence in this country is not sandy hook as horrific as was the chicago. these guys have been in those cities long time. chicago had 500 murders last year and is on pace in 2013 to exceed that. where are they? that is how i feel. i often feel i'm yelling and screaming and nothing is happening and i feel obama and reverend jeremiah right are the same thing in their city, great deal of frustration. stuart: we like your style and any time you want to yell and scream on connell: you are welcome. thanks for being with us. stuart: 19 is the number of executive orders president obama could sign to get around congress for stricter gun control. do you agree with that? [ male announcer ] you are a business pro. omnipotent of opportunity. you know how to mix business... with business. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle. and go. you can even take a full-size or above. and still pay the mid-size price. i could get used to thi
that is impacting american families, hard-working taxpayers all across this country. when president obama was in the senate, when he was a u.s. senator, he voted against raising the debt ceiling. and he said it was a lack of leadership that had brought us to this point. and so i would, at the beginning of this congress, hope that the president would make this a new start, where we could look at this, and that we'll actually get a budget in place. the senate hasn't passed a budget now for four years. the president, unfortunately, yesterday, said that he's going to delay his budget. even though the law says that he's supposed to submit the budget by february 4th. that is concerning to me. that we are on auto pilot. that the federal government continues to grow, continues to -- we're continuing to spend more money, and we need the president to join in this effort to get our fiscal house in order. >> you're quoted in telling politico that a government shutdown seems surely possible. you said in part that i think it's possible that we would shut down the government to make sure president obama
president obama a comprehensive package of recommendations tomorrow. some lawmakers say the connecticut school shooting transform the country and memberships are ready if sticker gun laws but the national rifle association says they have enough support in congress to block any new laws that would ban assault weapons. >> resident would want to turn in guns for cash can do it tomorrow at five marin county locations. cashing in firearms is a fitting tribute on martin luther king's birthday on tuesday. they raised $40,000 for the program similar to the gun buy backs held in san francisco and oakland last month. they will offer $200 for semi-automatic and $100 for other firearms. those who turn in violent video games can get up to $10 if money is still available. locations will be on tomorrow from 11 a.m. until 8:00 people in novato and st. andrew's church in marin city. >> a 25-year-old man who raped a san francisco woman during a robbery is in instead this morning. authorities say he forced his way into the residence as she was going in late saturday night and a neighbor called 911. jones
late last year, mr. obama says he will retaliate. >> the world is watching. the use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable. >> reporter: countries that lived through the arab spring two years ago are morphing into a zone of instability. barack obama put his administration on the line for egypt's president mohamed morsi, a member of the muslim brotherhood. but egypt's economy is on the ropes. across the region, political storm clouds ar gathering as iran, israel and eight arab countries hold crucial elections this year. >> in every one of them, a new form of right, far, far right is emerging as to change the balance of power. >> reporter: in his first term, barack obama said he was making the middle east peace process a priority, but middle east expert aaron david miller says don't get your hopes up for this term. >> the fact is if you -- if the administration tried to put mahmoud abbas and benjamin netanyahu down together, right now, or in february, at the negotiating table, the gaps between them are so large that they simply cannot be bridged and the u.s., yet again,
and those of other countries accordingly i also informed president obama of the sacrifices of the afghan people of immense sacrifices of the afghan people in the past 10 years both of who are the servicemen and of the afghan people, i'll be going back to afghanistan this evening to bring to the afghan people the news of afghanistan standing shoulder to shoulder with america as a sovereign independent country but in cooperation and in partnership. thank you mr. president for your hospitality. >> thank you mr. president. >> we've got two questions each i think from the u.s. and afghan press. we'll start with scott wilson of the "washington post." >> mr. president, does moving up the deadline for the transition to an afghan security role lead mean that you'll be winding down u.s. troops faster than you expected this year? and as specifically as possible, how many troops do you expect to leave in afghanistan beyond 2014 for the two mission youse outlined and would you consider leaving any troops in afghanistan beyond that date without an immunity agreement for their actions? and president ka
is barack obama, and the presidency, which is the highest ranking officer of our country. and i think that is what they don't realize is they're disparaging the office that basically leads not only the country but the free world, and when we start talking about how are they going to negotiate comprehensive immigration reform, they're going to send vice president biden. that's great, but the republicans need to understand that in order for them to pass comprehensive immigration reform, they're going to need to have a coalition of republicans and diversity within the democratic party on both sides. i think colin powell said it best. colin powell, a republican that has served on several administrations, he's tried to shepherd the republican party into a new era, and it's not a matter of just touting one person of color every so often for the republican party. american voters understand when someone is not being authentic and i think not only do they have a diversity problem, they have an authenticity problem. >> professor, to her point, colin powell took issue with some of the racially c
that was gripping the country. >>> the man practiced hail to the chief today for president obama's inauguration a week from tomorrow. >> there's the president now -- >> it was rehearsal with hundreds of band members, military personnel, media and law enforcement taking part. they used stand ins for the president and first lady. the military is getting ready to make sure everyone stays safe. >> on the morning of the inauguration the biggest move you'll see is in the pentagon south parking lot, where they will screen all of the buses and parade participants. >> washington, d.c., expecting more than 500,000 people to attend the inauguration. cnn is your home for complete coverage of the inauguration, starts next sunday morning. and lead up to the official swearing in of the president for his second term on monday all the way through the official inaugural balls monday night. >>> now to the big stories in the week ahead. from the white house to wall street. we begin with the president's plans for the week. >> i'm brianna keeler at the white house. president obama will participate in a ceremony at t
to our top story. we're awaiting president obama's new gun control proposals. the president is expected to caller to the most sweeping changes to gun laws in years, if not decades, prompting concerns among supporters of gun rights in this country. good morning to you. i'm jon scott. jenna: i'm sure glad you're not stuck between two walls. that would put a damper on the show. jon: would make it difficult to get here and do the research. jenna: we'll try to get answers on that story. hi, i'm jenna lee. in less than an hour the president will outline his efforts to curb goon violence. he is expected to ask congress to ban military-style assault weapons. many of you have questions exactly what those weapons are. we'll talk a little bit about that in the program. also on the list, suggestion to ban high-capacity magazines as well. the white house also made it clear the president will act unilaterally where he can to achieve this agenda. this comes in the wake of the massacre at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut. a tragedy certainly no one wants repeated. how to prevent that type of
the national debt, doubled it. we are the only country in the world that has a ceiling. it is a scam. i remember alan greenspan saying it might not be a good idea to pay off the national debt. that was around 2000. obama, where he should do, if you could have a $1 trillion corn, make 16 of them, pay off the national debt, and go on about your business. host: now to jesse, republican caller in texas. caller: i just wanted to touch on a few things. i am kind of wondering about the debt ceiling. where they came up with this situation. it just does not make any sense, why they want to fool with other people's money whenever folks in the white house don't have to worry about their money and the big money people don't have to worry about their money. they are going to get paid. but the little man -- i am disabled -- the little man has to worry whether they will get paid or not. and when did they come up with this electoral votes? it does not make sense to me. the republicans had it. then the electoral votes came up. host: one of the callers mentioned no other countries do this. here is an opi
what's happened lately to our country. >>> up next, what president obama's strategic vision on foreign policy is as he enters his second term. nbc news foreign correspondent ayman mohyeldin joins us next on "morning joe." [ female announcer ] going to sleep may be easy, but when you wake up in the middle of the night it can be frustrating. it's hard to turn off and go back to sleep. intermezzo is the first and only prescription sleep aid approved for use as needed in the middle of the night when you can't get back to sleep. it's an effective sleep medicine you don't take before bedtime. take it in bed only when you need it and have at least four hours left for sleep. do not take intermezzo if you have had an allergic reaction to drugs containing zolpidem, such as ambien. allergic reactions such as shortness of breath or swelling of your tongue or throat may occur and may be fatal. intermezzo should not be taken if you have taken another sleep medicine at bedtime or in the middle of the night or drank alcohol that day. do not drive or operate machinery until at least 4 hours after takin
exactly in half. the reality is that the half of the country that is open devoting for obama, in fact, voted for him in november still is a strongly pro gun control constituency and the large extent democrats have been paralyze odd this issue by the fear of losing voters they've already lost. mostly blue collar white men, more rural voters. i think the key for the president is going to be to build a coalition that includes not only democrats, but those blue state republicans. that's the big difference between the politics of gun control and congress from the 199 0z until today. in the 1990s those blue state republicans felt pressure to support it. >> you could go through congress, or the president could go to issue an executive order. talk to me first about an executive order. obviously it would have to be around laws that already exist. what are his options potentially on the table? >> pretty limited. i think on executive order, they are going to have elements of executive action in the package that are coming out with this week, but they will acknowledge from the white house themsel
president obama and vice president biden will announce a " concrete " proposals to prevent gun violence. if they will be joined by children from around the country who wrote letters to the president asking what the federal government can do to curb gun violence. a ban on assault weapons is expected to be one of the axils of actions and legislative proposals the president will put forth today. gun control has been a hotly debated topic since the tragedy in newtown, conn., where 20 elementary school students and six adults were murdered by a gunman. the national rifle association is promising to fight any gun- control measure that is seals will violate the constitutional right of americans to bear arms. the organization announced earlier this week that it had a the political clout in congress to block any measure that it did not agree with. despite opposition from the gun lobby, the president is about is not to back off of his support for legislation. >> this is the courage of all of you for you to be here today. i admire, i admire the grace and i will resolve this. i have been affected b
and the family. obama's second inaugural address coming up soon would be a good time for him to rely on the country that the government is dependent on the people, not the other way around. we also need more clarity and discussion from all of the leaders about the importance of family despite the widespread acceptance that children do better with two-parent married households despite what we know about the instability in financial hardships caused by single parents trying to raise children on their own and despite statistics about the worst educational attainment, greater criminal justice and a great welfare usage among the single parent families, despite all of that our leaders, our universities, our media and religious institutions and the leaders of the groups where the problem of single parenthood is the most severe both of the african-american and hispanic community refused to take this issue on the aggressively or deal with in any meaningful way. this problem is particularly glaring in the reporting of most of our media, which to it sometimes credit devotes great effort in chro
four years. a lot of things have come together for him. he's had sync with the country and the country is in sync for him. the quer for the gop, are you prepared for this barack obama? you didn't seem to be able to handle the first one. are you prepared for this one who now has the kind of wind in his sails going into a second term that can be very, very good for him in terments of at least in the first six or so months laying down some hard lines for the gop to cross. i think they can, but they're going to have to make the argument, you know, from a principled position, get off the crazy noise we have -- >> don't they have -- >> distract -- >> on an issue we just talked about which is at the heart i think of the common conversation in this country, we're on the same page about gun it's right now. bob, you agree, right? we're talking about guns. he didn't change the topic. it's the topic, right? >> it had to be the topic. what happened was the tragedy has been to vivid, he's been so powerful and clear, that it shattered the old nra notion that somehow or other this was about gun confis
are on the verge of exploding. i believe obama is getting a pass on the responsibility. paul ryan's plan, if it had been pushed through, how would it have affected the financial condition of this country? thank you. guest: thank you. chairman paul ryan, the chairman of the house budget committee, has had budget the last seniors. if they had been implemented fully, what would happen is we would not have a balanced budgets. that's a dream that those of us who wanted 25 years ago, have admitted cannot be done in a short time. what it would have done would be to reduce the increase of our debt and it would have made our debt rise by a smaller margin than the increase in our gross domestic product. that's all we want. we want to stabilize this debt somewhere around 60% of gdp. that's a number that the international monetary fund and others have said is sustainable level. right now the $16.40 trillion is at 102% of gdp in it we have a tough time ahead of us. the paul ryan bill, had it become law, and done something useful. but you will notice that it did not. the american people had this debate during th
with president obama after the shooting. the internet conspiracy theorists say that is not emili's sister at all, that is emilie herself. her father, robbie wrote, as a country we cannot let ourselves become derailed by the claims made by a number of people. this time is sacred for my family and for all those affected by this event. we cannot let these false claim s corrupt us. it's another for an associate professor at a university to do it. we were hoping to talk to the professor tonight. we asked him again yesterday if he would come on tonight. today he called us back and said he couldn't come on because he teaches a class on tuesday nights. we offered to send a satellite truck or pretape the interview. he declined. out in front reporting on this sandy hook conspiracy theorists. believe it or not, conspiracy theorists have been making outrageous false claims about that massacre as well. al alex, one of these conspiracy videos have gotten numerous hits on youtube and a lot of the cla claims are based on initial reporting, which we all know is often inaccurate. instead of seeing it as the fog o
. they are urging retailers to take the weapons off the shelves. >> i'm urging our country's major gun retailers like walmart and sports authority to suspend sails of modern assault style weapons until congress is able to fully consider and vote on legislation to curb gun violence. >> president obama made clear he's ready for a fight over the response to gun violence. >>> a somber day for those marking the one year anniversary for the costa concordia tragedy. the crew that died were remembered during a mass today. the ship is still partially submerged in the harbor there. the captain could still face charges there. >>> a ban on american adoptions will not go into effect until next year according to a russian news agency. hundreds of russians protests the ban in moscow believing the government passed it as backlash for a u.s. law that targets human rights violations in russia. the decision to delay the ban means 46 adoptions now in the process should go through. >>> the hobby lobby chain may have found a temporary loophole to dodge millions in fines for not complying to the health care law. they
't find tthe shelves are bare. >> december gun sales-- >> and obama is going to go for the guns. >> that fear is why ammunition prices doubled, assault weapons costing 600 now fetch $1200. around the country, high capacity magazines are sold out. >> i think they're going to been the-- ban mags and stop you from trying to buy the hunting rifles and then it will be your pistols, your .38's, grandma runs around the streets with. >> i do not answer my door at eight o'clock at night without a gun in my hand. >> california already bans magazines over ten rounds and requires a ten-day waiting period and universal criminal background checks including buyers at gun shows. >> people have become used to it, they recognize that's the way it is and they know that when they come to a gun show, they've got to abide by the same laws as they would at a store. >> and it may show blue, but some are seeing red. >> they're not taking my gun away, but they might as well because i can't find ammunition. >> and three recommendations you should expect on tuesday or this week, number one, a ban on assaul
the country and seen on current tv this is the "bill press show." >> bill: today, vice president joe biden meeting with president obama to present to him the recommendations out of his task force. he's been hard at it for the last month in the wake of the newtown, connecticut. to come up with recommendations for the congress. and according to some lawmakers 19 steps that the vice president feels the president himself can take without needing congressional authority on the issue of gun violence. this time it looks like it's just not going to go away. there will be some action. randi weingarten is very much part of that conversation. representing america's teachers as president of the american federation of teachers. before we go to the phones, randi, peter you've been following social media comments. >> we're tweeting at bpshow. rd copeland says barack obama was right. the money drives the nra. it is why nra want more guns in schools and not less. profits above all. even kids' safety. karen, short and to the point says nra sells guns from fear. they will never be sensible. we're tweeting at
care in this country. peter doocy, thank you very much. let's continue now, gun control is just one item on what is shaping up to be, what some say a very ambitious agenda for president obama's second term. the president of course, sworn in a week from today in a private ceremony, the public inauguration a week from tomorrow, from cabinet positions to the debt ceiling, and immigration reform. jennifer griffin takes a look at the president's agenda ahead. >> harris, first there will be the confirmation battle, some will be bruising, none more so than the president's pick for defense secretary, chuck hagel. those hearings could start as early as this week we're told by senate sources and the white house mounted a vigorous defense and hagel says his record on israel, iran and gays in the military has been distorted and the senate armed services committee, kelly ayotte says what worries her most is the reaction from iran. >> what i want to make sure is that iran is actually not hopeful, but they're fearful, as r ult of our nominee from the secretary of perspective. >> former chairman of
towards the country's spending limit once again, folks. you know what that means. talking about time to raise the debt ceiling, right? president obama warned he will not enter into another game of brinkmanship as he referred to it over the debt sealing with republicans. >> the issue here is whether or not america pays its bills. we are not a deadbeat nation. if congressional republicans refuse to pay america's bills on time, social security checks and veterans benefits will be delayed. investors around the world will ask if the united states of america is in fact a safe bet. the full faith and credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. martha: a lot of talk about the president's demeanor at that news conference yesterday. we'll get into that a little bit more coming up but for now does this really come down to an issue of raising the spending limit or defaulting on our credibility as the president has talked about. let's bring in stuart varney, host of "varney & company" on fox business network. so, stuart, you feel the way he is framing this is incorrect? >> ye
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